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The news broke over the weekend that the confidential emails between the UK Ambassador to the USA had been leaked. This is a terrible breach of trust and undermines the ability of our diplomats to speak truth to power in the UK Government. We do not need civil servants who simply nod in agreement with whatever Prime Minister is in office, or is about to take office. What we need is people of integrity and passion for duty to our country.

A leak investigation is now underway and the UK Government has stated that it has full confidence in our Ambassador in the US. I fully support this announcement. But questions need to be answered as to who leaked these secret documents and if they were in breach of any law.

Finally, I wanted the Minister to confirm on the floor of the Commons that it is the United Kingdom who decides is our Ambassador not the United States President, a confirmation the Minister was eager to give Parliament.